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Tournament Life


Telephone 732-560-0500 (NYC train to Bound Brook 1 miles away). In 3 Sections: Championship (U2200), Reserved (U1800), Booster (U1400). 2-day & 3-day schedules. 3-Day Registration: Saturday May 26, 9:30- 10:45 am. Schedule: Rounds 12-6, 11-5, 9-3. 2-Day Registration: Sunday May 27, 8:30-9:30 am. Schedule: First 3 games, 5/27, G/60. Rounds 10-12:15-2:30. All schedules merge in round four. Each Sections: Trophies to top five and top Senior 55/over and Jr's under ages 16 & 13. Championship:Trophies to top U2000, U1900 and U1850.Reserve:Tro- phies to top U1600 and U1500. Booster:Trophies to top U1200, U1100, U1000, U900 and U800. EF: $49 if postmarked by May 23, or paid online via EntryFeesRus.com. EF: at site $60 cash. Byes:Three 1/2 point byes allowed in rounds 1-5. Ent: Ken Thomas, 115 W. Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Checks to NJSCF. Info: 908-619-8621 or acn@goes.com. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


June 9-10, Tennessee 2012 U.S. Amateur South Championship University of Memphis, University Center, 499 University St., Memphis, TN 38152. SECTIONS: Championship (U2200) & Reserve (U1600). SCHEDULE: 5/SS, G/90 td/5. Reg.: Sat. 9:00-9:45AM. Rds.: Sat. 10-2- 6; Sun. 9:30-1:30. PRIZES: $1000 of Gift Certificates and awards based on 60 paid entries. (Championship): 1st-“ River Cup” trophy + $150 GC, 2nd-plaque +$100 GC, 3rd-plaque+$75 GC; U2000 1st-small tro- phy+$50 GC. (Reserve): 1st-large plaque+$125 GC, 2nd-plaque+$75 GC, 3rd-plaque+$50 GC; U1400 1st-small trophy+$50 GC; Unrated 1st-$50 GC. EF: $40 ($10 less to Juniors under age 18 or Seniors over age 60), $50 on-site. MISC: One requested half-point bye allowed, any round, must request before the start of Round 3. SIDE EVENT: SATUR- DAY ONLY—Scholastic (K-12) sections in a separate room from main tournament: U1000, U550, & Unrated. 4/SS, G/30 td/5. Reg. 11-11:45AM. Rd. 1 at 12PM, rest ASAP. EF-$15 by two days before the event, $20 after & on-site. Trophies or Medals for all Side Event players! ADDL. DETAILS: www.shelbycountychess.org. ENTRY:Online entry at www.cajunchess.com or mail registration to Shelby County Chess, ATTN: Amateur South, 1614 Vance Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. INFO: Arlene Kleiman, midsouthchess@ hotmail.com; Korey Kormick, kjkormick@hotmail.com. Chess Magnet School JGP for main event.


June 14, Nevada Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced) 2012 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) 6SS, G/10. Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas 89109. $$G 5,000. 1500-800-500, U2300 450, U2100 400, U1900 350, U1700 300, U1500 250, U1300 200, U1100 150, unrated 100. There must be 3 players eligible for each prize to be awarded. EF: $69 by 5/28, $79 by 6/13 $100 on site. REG.: 2-4 p.m. Rds.: 5-5:30-6- 6:30-7-7:30. Higher of regular or quick rating used. Bring clocks. 1/2 point bye available in any round (limit 2). HR: $59 single or double ($89 Friday and Saturday nights). 1-800-634-6753 or (702) 734-5110. ENT: National Open, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0125, on line www.Vegas ChessFestival.comor fax at (702) 933-9112. NS. NC. W.


A Heritage Event! An American Classic! June 15-17 or 16-17, Nevada Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) 2012 National Open 6-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2 day option rds 1-3 G/45). Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas 89109. $80,000 Guaran- teed Prize Fundwill notbereduced.Championship.$$: 6400-3200-1600- 800-500-300-300-300-300-300-200-200-200-200-200, under 2500 1600, under 2400 1200, under 2300 1000. $2,000 EXTRA for perfect score.The winnerof the Championshipsection also receives a replica of the Edmond- son Cup. Under 2200. $$: 3200-1600-800-500-400-250-250-250-250-250-


200-200-200-200-200. Under 2000. $$: 3200-1600-800-500-400-250-250- 250-250-250-200-200-200-200-200. Under 1800. $$: 3200-1600-800-500- 400-250-250-250-250-250-200-200-200-200-200. Under 1600. $$: 3200-1600-800-500-400-250-250-250-250-250-200-200-200-200-200. Under 1400. $$: 2000-1000-700-400-300-250-250-250-250-250. Under 1200. $$: 1200-600-400-300-250-200-200-200-200. Unrated, $$: 500- 300-200. Plus Score Bonus ($14,000 guaranteed) in addition to any other prizes, every player who finishes with 3-1/2 points or better wins a $50 gift certificate. Plus score certificates will be awarded on site only. Play- ers under age 15 are eligible for best game prizes including the Freddie award plus $200 (donated by Fred Gruenberg). Top 2 sections FIDE rated. EF: $169 by 2/29, $199 by 5/28, $219 by 6/13, $240 on site. $40 discount for seniors 65 and over. Add $120 for adults rated under 2100 or juniors under 2000 playing in the Championship Section. This is an open tournament - you may play in any section at or above your rating level; unrated players may play only in Unrated or Championship Section. Pro- visionally rated players may not win more than 3rd prize in any section except Championship. CCA minimum ratings or other ratings may be used if higher than USCF June Supplement. Reg.: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, 8- 8:30 a.m. Friday. Rds.: 11-6, 10-5, 10-5. 2-day schedule: Reg.: 8-9 a.m. Saturday. Rds.: 10-12-2-5: merge with 3-day in round 4. Half point byes available in any round, but round 5 or 6 byes must be requested before the start of round 2. Chess sets and boards provided for tournament play only, not for skittles. Please bring chess clocks! The LAS VEGAS INTER- NATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL features the National Open, the U.S Game/10Championship, the International Youth Championship and other events. Many free extras and surprises! Free parking. Free raffle with great prizes. Free GM Lectures. Free GM analysis of your games. Grand- master Chess Camp for all ages on Thursday. U.S. Game/10 and Grandmaster Simuls Thursday afternoon. Youth Tournaments Fri- day, Saturday & Sunday. Poker Tournament Monday morning. LOW room rates! HR: $59 single or double ($89 Friday and Saturday nights). 1-800-634-6753 or (702) 734-5110. Don't be shut out; make your reservations early and be sure to ask for the chess rates;The Riviera sells out most weekends. Cutoff for special hotel rate is May 28th. Rates may be as high as $150 a night later. RESERVE NOW! Credit card or one night room deposit will be required to hold reservation, may be canceled 72 hours in advance for nominal fee. Tournament Registra- tion: National Open, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0125, on line at www.VegasChessFestival.com or by fax at (702) 933-9112. Info: (702) 560-0955 and leave a message. NS. W. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Grand Prix


Feb. 11, New York Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) New Yorker Winter Game/75! 4-SS, G/75 + td/5. Chess Center at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave at 34th St., across from Penn Station, NYC: 845-569-9969. EF: $40, $33 postmarked by 2/3, $35 phoned with credit card by 2/8 to 406-896-2191 (credit card entries only), $32 online at www.chesscenter.cc thru 2/8, GMs free ($25 from prize), free to specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners! $$1,200 b/60 paid entries, minimum half each prize Gtd: $$ 300-200-100, top U2200/unr. $150, U2000 $130, U1800 $120; Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female duo combined score (must declare by 1:30 pm): $125-75. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 2 pm. Re-entry $20. Ent (mail by 2/3): Chess Center of NY, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553. CCA ratings may be used. Reg. ends 30 min before game. Rds. 11 am-2-4:45-7:45 pm. Bring sets, clocks! Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 11-12, California, Southern Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 “What's in a Name?” (Sponsor: Harold C. Valery, MD, INC.) Open (6SS, G/60, No time delay), Reserved (7SS, G/60, No time delay) 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025, 2nd fl. 2 sections: OPEN & RESERVED. EF: $60 at the door ($55 if received by 2/10); $50 LACC members ($45 if received by 2/10); Sib- lings $15 off, $30 new LACC members, Free new LACC Life members! 20% off EF for each friend you bring in. Reg.: Sat 2/10 11-12 pm. Rds.: 12, 2, 4 pm each day. Byes: Up to three 1/2-point byes available. 1-Day option I: Play 1 day- no 1/2 pt byes- 1/2 EF. 1-Day option II: Play 1 day & receive three 1/2 pt byes- full EF. Prizes: $$ 1,500 Cash & Gifts (b/45, 2/3 Guaranteed). 1st-3rd $400-200-75 U2200: $125. U1900: $200-100; U1700: $100–50-Digital Clock; U1500: $100-50; U1300/unrated: $75. Ent: LACC, Box 251774, LA, CA 90025. Info: Mick Bighamian: Cell (310) 795- 5710; Mick@LaChessClub.com or www.LAChessClub.com. Parking: Free street & BoA Parking; or building basement ($3).


Feb. 11-12, Missouri Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 2012 Club Championship 5SS, G/90. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. PF: $1,200 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARAN- TEED: 1ST Place-$400 + Plaque, 2nd Place-$300, 3rd Place-$200. Top Under 2100--$150-$100-$50. Registration: 10:00-10:45. EF: $60, $50 for annual members of the club if registered by 2/10. Round Times: Sat- urday: 11, 2:30, 6. Sunday: 11, 2:30. One 1/2 point bye available if declared before round 2. MCA Membership required from $5. OSA. Info: 314-361-CHESS, info@saintlouischessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 16, New York Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) 10 Grand Prix Points Tonight! 4-SS, G/25 + td/5 or G/30 + td/0, Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 West 10 St., bet. 5-6 Ave., NYC: 212-477-3716. EF: $35, Club membs $25, GMs free ($20 from prize), specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewin- ners free. $$560 b/32 paid entries (may be limited to 1st 36 to enter), top 2 Gtd: $$ 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $105, U2000 $95. Limit 2 byes (1 bye for U2000), commit by 8:15. Reentry $15. CCA ratings may be used. Class pairings OK rd. 4. Reg ends 10 min before game. Rds 7-8:15-9:30- 10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible!


Feb. 18-19, Virginia Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 3rd Annual Hampton Chess & Sport Festival 5SS, G/2. Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hamp- ton. 2 sections: Open & U1600. Prizes: $1500 b/0 50 Increased with 56+ entries. Open Section: $250-200-150 1800-1999 $120 U1800 $110. U1600 Section: $200-150-120 1200-1399 $100 U1200 $100. Free tee shirt & athlete badge to every entry. HR: See website for hotels. EF: $40 by 2/15 else $50. Reg.: 9:00-9:40. Rds.: Sat. 10-2:30-7, Sun. 10- 2:30. Entries/Cks: Virginia Chess, 1370 S. Braden Cres., Norfolk, VA 23502. Info: Ernie (757) 853-5296, ESchlich@verizon.net. www.vachess. org. Single half pt. Bye available. Chess Magnet School JGP. NOTE: VCF Cup Simul. Exhibition by IM Adu Fri. at 7pm EF: $15. This is part of a sports festival and your athlete badge gives you free entry to watch other sports. Scholastic event Sat. 2/18.


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annual WESTERN CLASS March 9-11, Sheraton Hotel, Agoura Hills, CA


$20,000 projected prizes, $16,000 minimum guaranteed 5 round Swiss in 7 sections, you play only those in your section (may play up one


class). Choice of 3-day or 2-day schedule, both merge after round 2. Prizes based on 230 paid entries (Class E & re-entries count half); min. 80% of each prize guaranteed.


Master Section (2200/up): Prizes $2000-1000-500-300, clear/tiebreak


win $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE rated, 100 GPP (enhanced). Expert Section (2000-2199): $1500-800-400-200. Class A Section (1800-1999): $1500-800-400-200. Class B Section (1600-1799): $1500-800-400-200. Class C Section (1400-1599): $1400-700-400-200. Class D Section (1200-1399): $1200-600-300-200. ClassESection (Under 1200): $600-300-200-100, trophies to topUnder


1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated Unrated limit $150 in E, $250 D, $400 C, $600 B, $800 A. $500 limit


if post-event rating more than 30 pts over section max 12/8/11-3/8/12. FULL DETAILS: see “Grand Prix” in this issue or chesstour.com.


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Feb. 18-20, California, Southern Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced) The Recession Buster Open (over Presidents' Day weekend) 6-SS, 40/2, SD/1, or 2-day schedule rds 1-3 G/60, then merges; 5 sec- ond time delay for all games, no deduction. Sheraton Mission Valley Hotel, 1433 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108. $$20,000 Guaranteed prize fund. 5 Sections. Prizes: Open Sec 1st $2,600-1,800-1,200-900-600- 500-400, BU2300 $800-400, BU2200 $1,000-600-400-200; Premier Section (U2000): $1,000-600-400-200; Amateur Section (U1800) $1,000-600-400-200; Reserve Section (U1600) $1,000-600-400-200; Booster Section (U1400) $600-400-200-100, BU1200 $300-150, Best Unrated $100. Plus Best Game Prizes: $75-50-25, one reserved for non-open sections. Reg.: 3-day: 9 to 10:30 AM Saturday, Feb official rat- ing list used. 2-day: 9 AM to 10 AM Sunday. Rds.: 3 day: 11 AM & 6 PM on Sat & Sun; 10 AM & 4:30 PM on Mon. 2-day: 10:30 AM, 12:45 & 3 PM Sun, then merges. EF: Only $100 if received by 2/12, or $120 at door. No credit cards at door, checks or cash only. Special rate of only $75 if U1400 or unrated and received by 2/12, or $90 at door. Also special rate for GMs and IMs: $20 if recv'd by 2/12, or $60 at door. Open section expected to be FIDE rated unless prohibitively expensive. Unrateds may play in any section, but can win only $100 in the Booster Section and $200 in all other sections, except the Open where they can win place prizes only. SCCF membership req'd ($18 Adult, $10 Jr) for all So Cal residents. Two half point byes OK in rds 1- 4 only, must be requested at least one hour before round. Byes in rd 5 - 6 must be requested before Rd 2, and are irrevo- cable. Re-entry Fee: from 3 day to 2 day is $75, for non-Open sections only. Ent: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or enter online at www.scchess.com. For more info call Bruce Baker of SDCC at (619) 239-7166 or see our website at sdchessclub.multiply.com. Hotel Rates: Special rate of only $110 single or double, 619-260-0111. Please book ASAP, ask for chess rate, as rates will go up and rooms may sell out. See www.sheraton.com/sandiegomv Close to airport, great attractions such as Sea World, the SD Zoo. Big parking lot allows large vehicles to be just steps away. This is a State Championship Qualifier. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 18-20, Oklahoma Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 3rd Jerry Hanken FIDE Open 8-SS, G/90+30spm, (Reserve: 10-SS, G-60+15spm dual rated) $$G 2,400. Quality Inn-Stillwater, 2515 W. 6th Ave. (Hwy-51) Stillwater, OK 1- 405-372-0800. HR: 68-68. Wi-Fi, EF: Open: $55, Reserve: $30 (deduct $10 only if ck postmarked before Feb 15): OCF $10 required OSNA. Two Sec- tions: Open (FIDE): Gtd 1st 500, 300, 200, X: $200 A: $200-100, B: $200, C: $200, D: $100. Rds. at 10-2:30-7, 10-2:30-7, 9-1:15. 2 half pt byes rds 1-7, FIDE (Open) Reserve: U-1350 1st $100, Other class prizes per


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